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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:36 pm 
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I was going to suggest you weld a triangular fillet into the corner of your mounting plate, just to make it a bit more rigid, but you probably wouldn't welcome the idea now that you've painted it! :roll:

Also, you could use or adapt the mountings of the mounting plate for your earths to keep the wires shorter and tidier (or even hide an earth point behind the mounting plate, although that would mean you'd have to remove the plate if you ever need to access the earths in future).


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I was going to suggest you weld a triangular fillet into the corner of your mounting plate, just to make it a bit more rigid, but you probably wouldn't welcome the idea now that you've painted it! :roll:

Also, you could use or adapt the mountings of the mounting plate for your earths to keep the wires shorter and tidier (or even hide an earth point behind the mounting plate, although that would mean you'd have to remove the plate if you ever need to access the earths in future).
Anything's possible, it's developmental. I consider this as a first prototype! :D


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:58 pm 
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It's actually pretty rigid, but I feel that it could be improved, I don't like the mounting tabs and the hole that the wires pass through to the fuse boxes could be a tad wider. I think a triangular fillet would help rigidity, I'll wait until the Hotstart is mounted. In the meantime, well for the winter, I think it will be fine. You could easily have something like this laser cut.

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Relays are mounted using number plate tape! Everything just needs to be re-taped and mounted. The headlights need the new connectors fitted and we should be done here.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:32 pm 
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I guess its the photo and being a wag I couldnt help but point out you dont want the relays knocked out when you shut the bonnet....:-)

Good job...apart from using PURPLE wiring for the coil!. Purple is only for non ignition fed circuits...as any fule knoe...

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I guess its the photo and being a wag I couldnt help but point out you dont want the relays knocked out when you shut the bonnet....:-)

Good job...apart from using PURPLE wiring for the coil!. Purple is only for non ignition fed circuits...as any fule knoe...

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Don't worry that's why the bonnet stay'a there! So I can make sure it doesn't hit anything.

You can write to lumenition about the purple wire!


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Nice job, and great to see your article in Classics Monthly. I will have to try to get a copy, but it is very difficult to come across around here.

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One comment. I wouldn't put the ceramic heating element on your lumenition module.

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...as any fule knoe...
Wow! That takes me back! I wonder how many others on here recognised the quote and it's source?

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One comment. I wouldn't put the ceramic heating element on your lumenition module.

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I'll turn it around so it doesn't sit on top of the module, it sort of hangs mid air!


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Wow! That takes me back! I wonder how many others on here recognised the quote and it's source?

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I thought it was a Deep Purple reference!


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I thought it was a Deep Purple reference!
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...as any fule knoe...
Wow! That takes me back! I wonder how many others on here recognised the quote and it's source?

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I thought it was a Deep Purple reference!
Not quite! Its from "The secret diary of Adrian Mole (aged 13 and three quarters)" a book I first read at the age of 12 ( the year we won the world cup) As you can tell from the speeling, child illiteracy was already gaining a hold in the 60s!

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...as any fule knoe...
Wow! That takes me back! I wonder how many others on here recognised the quote and it's source?

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I thought it was a Deep Purple reference!
That would have been "Any Fule Kno That".


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It is indeed Adrian Mole, but I thought it was from "down with skool" or somesuch. I think DP being contemporaries of us aging baby boomers
would have used a common source...

But we digress....cracking work as usual James...who is of course a tad our junior....


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:50 pm 
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Purple is only for non ignition fed circuits...as any fule knoe...

Jonners
Remembering Jonners background, I suspect he was quoting from even further back in history and location.

Like 1909 ? Not that I'd wish to imply that sort of age for him :)

I have a book from 1909 entitled " Yarns Ancient & Modern : by W.H. MacDonald basically a collection of my Grandfather's era of short stories.
One of these finishes with the words ...
"Awa ye bacon-faced fule; Keep yer daft heid inside "
I dare say Iain could quote even more uses of the words.
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